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Forum: Touring 07-03-16, 08:36 AM
Replies: 55
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Posted By escii_35
Shoutout to my Dad (70). Hops on his beat-up 1991...

Shoutout to my Dad (70). Hops on his beat-up 1991 rock hopper with knobbies and follows me on a 45 mi ride with a 2600 ft climb up Mt Constitution Orcas island. Stops once on the way up. Freaking...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 06-24-16, 10:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 809
Posted By escii_35
At your size in vintage (lol) MTB look for...

At your size in vintage (lol) MTB look for 22-23in. They are very very uncommon.

Road fitting is a bit tougher.

I'm only 6'1, no shoes, but I ride 61cm-25in center to center. My 6'3 buddy can't...
Forum: Touring 06-24-16, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By escii_35
It's all good just have a midge strategy. I've...

It's all good just have a midge strategy. I've spent two months twiddling around Scotland on two separate trips.

Don't ride the A82. The Great Glen Way trail is a legal bike ride but between Fort...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 06-20-16, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By escii_35
Someone built like me rides that bike. Long...

Someone built like me rides that bike.

Long femer and long arms. Unless the top tube is extra long for the seat tube some of my bike will look like that after I dial in the fit.

What is...
Forum: Touring 06-19-16, 01:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,354
Posted By escii_35
Always. For mixed terrain 26in touring...

Always.

For mixed terrain 26in touring it's a 1.5-1.75 folding slick and a folding 1.95 knobbie. Switch as conditions change. Less of a backup and more of a,"what is best for the situation."
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Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 06-11-16, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By escii_35
Any pantographing the rear brake bridge? ...

Any pantographing the rear brake bridge?

Close-up shot of the rear dropout, Columbus sticker and fork crown area would help. These were tweaked year by year in the early mid 90's

Fork is odd...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 06-11-16, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By escii_35
Measure from the center of the crank to the...

Measure from the center of the crank to the center of the seat lug area. If it's 27in your market will be extra tiny and almost unsellable. At 25in it would have a reasonable market as a tour...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-04-16, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By escii_35
What is that is disguise? What I thought was a C&V repaint.

The bike screamed repaint. It had Chrome/Stainless lugs with cutouts and a polished fork. Little to no decals.

Question to random person at the farmers market: What is that in disguise.
Answer:...
Forum: Touring 06-03-16, 01:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,203
Posted By escii_35
The USA made touring cannondales had a lifetime...

The USA made touring cannondales had a lifetime warranty. Mine cracked at the classic spot, dropout drive side chain stay interfac while on tour. Had it happened at home i probably would not have...
Forum: Touring 05-28-16, 01:35 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 19,178
Posted By escii_35
Brazeons and stock wheels. The brazeons part is...

Brazeons and stock wheels. The brazeons part is fading due to the new fangled dropouts companies are using. For grins look at the evolution of the surly dropouts.

What do I own? A Rodriguez 26in...
Forum: Touring 05-18-16, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By escii_35
https://www.cascade.org/rides-major-rides/ride-sea...

https://www.cascade.org/rides-major-rides/ride-seattle-vancouver-and-party-rsvp

I was wondering why your planned day was sold old.
Forum: Touring 05-17-16, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By escii_35
August. However, all of the options for the 15th...

August. However, all of the options for the 15th state "Bikes unavailable".
All roll on roll off slots are filled.



Get your answer from Amtrak in writing regarding a pre boxed bike. Because...
Forum: Touring 05-15-16, 05:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 931
Posted By escii_35
Things I dislike. 11T cogs, 32T middle rings for...

Things I dislike. 11T cogs, 32T middle rings for anything but touring. Shimano Mega-gearing jumps.

My commuter 2 bag touring rig. 48-36-24, 14-28 freewheel.
My gravelgrinder and four bag touring...
Forum: Touring 05-11-16, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By escii_35
Westport to Leggett: Fine except for the Astoria...

Westport to Leggett: Fine except for the Astoria bridge. ODOT expects folks to ride North to South and stripes the road accordingly.

The last time I rode HWY 12 to the coast there were a few dicy...
Forum: Touring 05-07-16, 09:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,077
Posted By escii_35
Anyone for kool-aid.... Tries to find any...

Anyone for kool-aid.... Tries to find any innovation... Looks again.... Nope.

As some said, I think this is for the Euro market.

Pedals sure look cool and the hub may have micro incremental...
Forum: Touring 05-06-16, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By escii_35
Gritty yet o so Pretty. T-town is not Seattle. ...

Gritty yet o so Pretty. T-town is not Seattle.

I've ridden down that way twice. Starting inTacoma and b-ham ending in Las Vegas and Miami respectively. The first time I started in B-ham end of...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-05-16, 10:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,086
Posted By escii_35
Zombie Resurrection: Yeah for the internet. ...

Zombie Resurrection:

Yeah for the internet.

Loose cannondale derailleur hanger + 17 year old stx-rc = all the symptoms described by posters. Especially scary is the one described above.

It...
Forum: Touring 05-02-16, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 784
Posted By escii_35
Jandd low rider. Very very forgiving regarding...

Jandd low rider. Very very forgiving regarding mount points. Super simple it just works construction.

Edit: Use a washer in the slider area.
Forum: Touring 04-28-16, 04:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 909
Posted By escii_35
Strange but true. However there is a limit...

Strange but true.

However there is a limit to how much you can overload the front. For giggles, each day on my 28rt mile commute I added more and more weight to the front. At some point handling...
Forum: Touring 04-17-16, 12:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,279
Posted By escii_35
My Commuter III and Arroyo lasted 2 years of full...

My Commuter III and Arroyo lasted 2 years of full time use. I'm on my third pair with one pair stored. They work for regular walking. The problem is, walking decreases the stiffness of the reinforced...
Forum: Touring 04-16-16, 07:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,830
Posted By escii_35
Lots of sheer wear-and-tear replacements. ...

Lots of sheer wear-and-tear replacements.

Rims, bottom brackets, chains, middle chain rings, cranks. As my lbs says, "You go though parts faster than any other person who shops here." I eat...
Forum: Touring 04-14-16, 01:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 474
Posted By escii_35
Let's talk bar con hate. I really dislike...

Let's talk bar con hate.


I really dislike dual friction bar cons.


1. Hanging the bike on railings.
2. Double shifting is janky.
3. 9 speed cassette is the biggest you should run in...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-04-16, 10:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,306
Posted By escii_35
Yes, but it really depends on the touring bike. ...

Yes, but it really depends on the touring bike.

I did a double on my mid 90's cdale touring with Vittoria randoneur 700x28 tires and rocked it. Harsh ride but wonderful power transfer.

Did the...
Forum: Touring 04-01-16, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By escii_35
Yes, Bates state park in East Central Oregon has...

Yes, Bates state park in East Central Oregon has the spiffy charging stations but no showers. $5. I love Oregon. People in the town's to the west see a ton of riders due to being on the trans am...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-31-16, 11:56 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,400
Posted By escii_35
Over two hours, my El/OS. 53/39 Over 4 hours my...

Over two hours, my El/OS. 53/39
Over 4 hours my cdale touring with a triple.

Big boy gearing shreds my legs over hills.
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